Executive Office records
Texas Governor Rick Perry:
An Inventory of Governor Rick Perry Executive Office records at the Texas State Archives, 1979-2015, undated, bulk 2000-2014
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Creator: Texas. Governor (2000-2015 : Perry)
Title: Governor Rick Perry Executive Office Records
Dates: 1979-2015, undated
Dates: bulk 2000-2014
Abstract: Executive Office staff provided support services to Governor Rick Perry as he carried out his duties as governor. Records are paper and electronic, including budgets, calendars, CD-ROMs, clippings, computer disks, correspondence, executive orders, flyers, legislative records, lists, logos, memoranda, notes, photographs, plans, presentation materials, press releases, proclamations, publications, reports, speeches, and databases. Dates range from 1991 to 2015 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 2000 to 2014.
Quantity: 35 cubic ft. and 4.83 GB (6382 files)
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
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Other Finding Aids
A description of non-electronic records described in this finding aid is available at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/80031/tsl-80031.html.
Organization of the Records
These records are organized into seven series:
- Senior Advisor Mike Morrissey’s subject files, 1979-1983, 1988, 1991-1992, 1994-2013, undated, bulk 2001-2011, 13.3 cubic ft., 2.8 GB (6,667 files) (paper,digital)(Restricted)
- Executive Clerk Greg Davidson’s bill files, 2001-2011, 21.7 cubic ft, 4.1 GB (5,908 files) (paper,digital)
- Deputy Chief of Staff Kathy Walt’s files, 2005-2012, 124 MB (289 files) (digital) (Restricted)
- Senior Special Projects Advisor Cecile Young’s files, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008 14.4 MB (6 files) (digital)
- Subject files, 2001-2004, 44.4 MB (116 files) (digital)(Restricted)
- Images, 2001, 2003-2004, 24.1 MB (39 files) (digital)
- Executive staff calendars, 2009-2015, 525 MB (24 files) (digital)(Restricted)
Executive Office staff provided support services to Governor Rick Perry as he carried out his duties as governor. Staff members of the Executive Office included: Kathy Walt (chief of staff), Mike Morrissey (deputy chief of staff and senior advisor, as well as executive assistant), MacGregor Stephenson (deputy chief of staff), Teresa Spears (senior advisor to Governor Rick Perry), Cecile Young (senior special projects advisor), Theresa Schirmer (special assistant to Governor Rick Perry), Jeff Nelson (executive aide), Mary Palacios (receptionist and administrative assistant), Greg Davidson (executive clerk) and Katie Lawhon (executive assistant to deputy chief of staff and senior advisor).
Scope and Contents of the Records
Executive Office staff provided support services to Governor Rick Perry as he carried out his duties as governor. Records are paper and electronic, including budgets, calendars, CD-ROMs, clippings, computer disks, correspondence, executive orders, flyers, legislative records, lists, logos, memoranda, notes, photographs, plans, presentation materials, press releases, proclamations, publications, reports, databases and speeches. Dates range from 1991 to 2015 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 2000 to 2014. Senior Advisor Mike Morrissey’s subject files include plans, reports, budgets, presentations materials, speeches, notes, correspondence, clippings, publications, memoranda and related attachments, dated 1994-2013, bulk 2001-2011. Prominent topics of the records are school finance, tax reform, legislative bills, health services and government policies. Individuals mentioned include former State Representatives Colin Coe and Vilma Luna, Texas State Demographer Lloyd Potter, and Grover Norquist (founder of the organization Americans for Tax Reform), among others.
Restrictions and Requirements
Restrictions on Access
Records described in this finding aid may contain information that is confidential under the Texas Public Information Act (PIA) (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552) or other statutes. Restricted information, as outlined in the statutes, applies to both physical and electronic records. As laws change, statutory restrictions may be added to or removed from these records. See our Texas Public Information Act and Researching in the State Archives web page for the more common types of restrictions found in state government records.
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Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.
(Identify the item), Texas Governor Rick Perry Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession numbers: 2015/067, E2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Office of the Governor on December 19, 2014 and January 29, 2015.
Processed by Jessica Tucker, October 2015